Aquiraz

Aquiraz is the thirteenth largest Brazilian city in the state of Ceará, located on the nation's northeast coast, a popular vacation destination.

History

The city was founded by regal order on February 13, 1699 but was not truly installed until 1713. In the eighteenth century the Society of Jesus did notable work in the area. Aquiraz also served as the seat-city of Ceará before Fortaleza.

Places of interest

Notable structures include the Museu Sacro São José de Ribamar and the Igreja Matriz de São José de Ribamar.

Notable resident

*Ana Miranda - Poet who currently resides in Aquiraz.

Sister city

*Frederick, Maryland [ [http://www.cityoffrederick.com/PublicInfo/PressReleases/2006/november/11%2016%20voting%20record.htm Frederick Maryland site] ]

Web source

External links

* [http://www.aquiraz.ce.gov.br/ Aquiraz official site]


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